Are you tired of living in a concrete jungle with so much noise, pollution and chaos? If yes, why don’t build a tree house in the lap of nature away from fast city life to soothe your body, mind and soul. Geoff de Ruiter, a PhD student at the University of Northern British Columbia has done exactly the same by building a treehouse for himself on Pender Island, Canada. Called Raven Loft, the treehouse was inspired by the increasing popularity of tiny homes and with an idea of living simply and sustainably.
Created as a holiday retreat, Raven loft can also be used as a full time residence as it offers all the basic amenities to Geoff. With a space of 101 square feet, the first floor has a composite toilet, a mini-fridge, induction stove and a main shelving unit which doubles as a set of stairs too. The second floor has a water reservoir, a double bed and a loft for the guests.
De Ruiter bought about half an acre property on Pender Island for $35,000 and constructed the treehouse by using reclaimed material for just $8,200. Measuring 8 feet wide and 13 feet long, the Raven Loft treehouse of Geoff de Ruiter falls just below the size that is permitted by local government.